- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (3 June 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1947137077
- ISBN-13: 978-1947137073
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,55,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
If You Never Try, You Will Never Know: Ambition - Love - Destiny Paperback – Import, 3 Jun 2017
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About the Author
Sahil Mehta was born and raised in India, and is currently living in Seattle, where he works as a software developer for Amazon.Inspired by the power of words, emotions and various life experiences, he naturally gravitated towards writing. If You Never Try, You Will Never Know is his first book, and its storyline is influenced by his childhood dreams, adulthood obsession and teenage love. Currently, he is working on a story, based on the characters and places he came across during his stay in the USA. Apart from writing, Sahil enjoys fitness-related activities and listening to music.
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‘If you never try you will never know’ by Sahil Mehta is a tale of love and motivation with some ambitions. It is a story of fulfilling dreams and the struggles faced in order to achieve the goal. This was the debut novel of the author and it looked like same. The starting of the story was kind of a fairy tale having a legend of lullaby and dwarfs which gave it a childish touch.
The name of the protagonist is Robin and the whole story revolves around him and his dreams. He always wanted to be a musician and never wanted to join his father’s business but his father never approved. After his elder brother’s and mother’s death, there was no one who could support his dream. After many struggles, he finally managed to pursue his dreams and left for Vihan city. There he meets Jordan. Jordan is also a very important character of the story. He also meets the love of his life there, Aisha. After few chapters story became boring. It seems that author has tried to increase the length of the novel by adding unnecessary elements. After that story gained its pace and there comes a scene where Robin had to make a decision where he has to choose between his love and his career. He chooses latter and loses Aisha but that doesn’t demoralize him. So this was the basic plot of the story – “A chase of an ordinary guy for his not so ordinary dreams.”
The story was written in the simple language which was comfortable. This novel is ideal for those who are looking for a light read. There were some grammatical mistakes which disturbed the pace of reading and some extra dragged incidents which were not necessary. Also, I think that the starting of the book was not ideal. Hoping to read something better from the author next time.
After a long time I read this awesome inspirational book. Not only the reader will enjoy this awesome story but it can teach all the Young stars a great lesson!
The whole story has a few strong messages:-
1) When you feel beautiful about yourself, the world around you looks even more beautiful...
2)Everything happens for a reason... Struggle makes us stronger, failure teaches us lesson, and Life... Life is always great whether we realize it in the smaller moments or not!
3) If you have a strong will and determination, no matter how strong your obstacles are you will surely win over them...
The main character of this book, Robin is a real inspiration. After a long struggle he stood firm on his dream and he showed the world that if you wish deeply or if you try your best you will win for sure...!!
The cover of this book is attractive.
All the events of this book described in a very some way, yet its so attractive and page turner with a Witty narration of every event. It can make the reader engage in every step. The language is simple and easy for all readers to understand.
The most important part of this book is its ending part, which the author written in very good manner with the unique ending.
Over all a must read book...!!
The title clearly suggests a link between ambition and determination. Achieving success is not about going against the tide. I believe in going with the flow. I don't believe in fighting against the flow. You ride on your river and you go with the tides and the flow. But it has to be your river, not someone else's. Everyone has their own river, and you don't need to swim, float, sail on theirs, but you need to be in your own river and you need to go with it. And I don't believe in fighting the wind. You go and you fly with your wind. Let everyone else catch their own gusts of wind and let them fly with their own gusts of wind, and you go and you fly with yours.
With the words determination, success another word comes up which we call t as destiny. The title too metaphorically creates an atmosphere so as to incorporate the feeling of destiny within the readers. They say what we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.
I felt the title to be apt and very related to the plot.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
The story starts with a conflict where we see robin loved music whereas his dad wanted him to join their business. So there is a question about the dreams versus reality, ambition versus the truth. The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. We have always learned to live the Life of Your Dreams. But a second question arises- WHY?
When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.
The plot also has a second theme of will power along with destiny. It clearly tries to portray the fact that Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don't waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.
Aisha acts as a catalyst here. She brings the idea of perseverance and hope which gives the plot its true feeling of its third theme- DREAM. The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain perseverance, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more perseverance, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.
The story takes a turn when Robin invites Aisha to meet his flat mate Jordan who very much resembled his brother Suraj but to Aisha's horror, there was no person like that. And this leads to the plot’s another theme-CHOICES. Everything is a choice and every choice has a consequence; a good one or bad one! We choose to choose every day, whether we choose not to choose, but it is not all our choices that result in something better! It is not all our choices that result in something lasting! It is not all our choices that result in something fulfilling. No matter what our daily conscious and unconscious choices result in, the lessons from the results of our choices that can help shape our next choices must never be neglected, for they that shall neglect the lessons from the consequences of their choices shall always choose and choose again and again, and in the end, they shall never see any lasting and fulfilling footprints!
What decision does robin takes? What happens to Aisha and their lives? Who was Jordan really?
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1. The plot
2. The characterization
3. The blending of different themes
4. The twist at the end
5. The writing style
1. Unnecessary description of love
Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
1. Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
2. Net emotions in the story- 9/10
3. Usage of words and phrases-8/10
4. The title, cover and the illustration-10/10
5. The net impact on the readers- 9/10
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